General Old English Reading List

in *B. Mitchell & F.C. Robinson A Guide to Old English, Oxford 2001.

R.K. Gordon: Anglo-Saxon Poetry, Everyman 1954
R.F. Hamer: A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse, London 1970

P.H. Blair, An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England (CUP)
D. Whitelock, The Beginnings of English Society(Pelican History of England, 1952)
Tacitus, Germania (Penguin)
R. Bruce Mitford, The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial, (British Museum), 2nd ed. 1972.
If you are in London, you should visit this display in the British Museum, one of the most important witnesses of the rich and eclectic art of the Anglo-Saxons.
*J. Campbell (ed.) The Anglo-Saxons (Phaidon: Oxford, 1982), and now in paperback.
M.O.H.Carver (ed) The Age of Sutton Hoo (Boydell and Brewer)
Bede: A History of the English Church and People (Penguin)
Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, relevant chapters.
Hrafnkels Saga Freysgó?a in Sagas of the Icelanders,(Penguin)

General Literature:
E.G. Stanley ed. Continuations and Beginnings, London 1966
J. Bessinger/S.J. Kahrl ed.: Essential Articles for the Study of Old English Poetry 1968.
S.B. Greenfield: The Interpretation of Old English Poems 1972
S.B. Greenfield and D. G. Calder: A New Critical History of Old English Literature        (1986)
*T.A. Shippey: Old English Literature (1972).
J.D. Niles (ed.) Old English Literary Criticism in Context, (1980)
**M. Godden and M. Lapidge, edd. The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature(1991)
W.J. Ong, Orality and Literacy, (London, 1982)
K. O'Brien O'Keefe, ed.: Reading Old English Texts (Cambridge, 1997)

links to the set texts for Paper 3
Battle of Maldon
Dream of the Rood

Other Old English literary topics

Wife's Lament

more Anglo-Saxon links
Cathy Ball's OE compendium
Labyrinth-Old English
Peter Baker's Old English aerobics
?a Engliscan Gesi?as
Voice of the Shuttle
English Faculty reading list for Papers 5/6